Final Order: Petition 14-03 E-filing in Circuit Courts
The rule would require a county-by-county transition to all electronic case files in the circuit courts. It would also mandate the use of the court electronic filing system by attorneys and high-volume small claims filers.
Wisconsin Enacts Revised Uniform Partnership Act
Advisors should explore whether any new Wisconsin partnerships their clients may form should immediately “opt-in” or “opt-out” of the new Uniform Partnership Act, according to three Wisconsin business attorneys who helped facilitate the changes.
On Family Law: Income Withholding No Longer Permissible on Percentage Expressed Child Support Orders
Wis. Stat. section 767.75 now provides that all income assignments must be for a fixed sum regardless of whether the court-ordered obligation on which the assignment is based is expressed in the court order as a percentage of the payer's income. This means that if a stipulation is approved for a percentage expressed support amount, the order must be converted to a flat dollar amount for purposes of withholding.